Year 1 - Sapphire Class

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Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Hayward and Mrs Kemp.

Our topic this term is 'All around me'.

Outlined below is a vision of what we aim to cover.

In history we will be exploring changes within living memory. We will be looking at how life has changed for us, our parents and our grandparents. We will be using words and phrases such as; a long time ago, recently, when my parents/carers were children to describe the passing of time. We will also be comparing what it is like in school today with what it was like in the past.

In Geography the children will take part in a local study with a focus on our school. The children will be introduced to geographical terms to describe the area. We will be asking many questions including; What is this place like? What or who will I see? What do people do in this place? The children will also be learning about their journey to school. They will use simple geographical skills to study the geography of the school and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. The children will be looking at maps and plans to identify routes and learn locational language.

In art the focus is collage and colour mixing. The children will also be taking a variety of rubbings and complete observational drawings.

In Design and Technology the children will learn to observe, draw and design and make a school playground using cogs, levers and pulleys.

In music using the stimulus of 'Old MacDonald had a farm', the children will ; Take part in singing, accurately following the melody. Learn to use sounds expressively to illustrate part of a story. Learn to select sounds carefully in response to a story.

In science the focus is 'Animals including humans' They will learn how to identify, draw and label basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. The children will also be learning about plants and seasonal change. The children will become familiar with the structure of leaves, flowers, petals, fruit, roots, bulbs, and seeds etc. They will learn to observe changes across the four seasons.

In he first half of Autumn in R.E. the children will learn to ask questions such as; What does the Bible say God is like? Why did Jesus tell the lost parables? During the second half of the Autumn term the children will ask the question How do Christians show that they are thankful for what they have. The children will also learn how Christians celebrate Christmas.

In English the children will be developing their knowledge and skills of oral and written retelling. They will be encouraged to attempt to write short sentences in meaningful contexts by linking sounds to letters. We will be sharing a variety of stories including 'Look up'

In maths we will be revising and building on skills previously taught Early Years including counting, ordering numbers, sorting objects, shape recognition and colour recognition.


Useful websites

Here is a link to the Common Exception Word Vimeos

Numbots is an excellent way for your child to practice their mental maths. It helps with understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction so that they can move from counting to calculating.
User names and passwords have been put into their reading diaries.

Here is a link to the spelling videos of the Y1 common exception words. The idea is that the children hear the word read out to them, the children write it down and then they are shown the the correct spelling so they can check it. They can pause the video after each word.

Y1 Spelling-



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